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Hollyburn Junior Classic 2009
Hollyburn Country Club hosted the first tournament of this year's Junior National Outdoor Qualifying Series, May 14-18.   The format changed this year.  The U10 category was altogether eliminated and Doubles replaced by Consolation.

Above, Boys' 16, from left to right:  Riaan du Toit, Zach Lidster and Todd Fought.  Riaan beat Matthew Herron in the final, 6-4, 6-3, to win the title.

Photo 1 (left): Madison Prelle reports to Rob Fought,  the tournament director. This is Rob's fifth year running the show.  Thanks Rob!   And for Madison, she beat  Rachel Fong 6-3, 6-1 to win the Girls' 12.

Photo 2: The Boys' 12, from left to right:  Kyryll Kryvchun, Max Korkh, Benjamin Sigouin and Sam Gouneili.   Benjamin beat Kyryll in the final, 6-1, 6-0 to capture the title and he only lost five games in the entire tournament.  Sam and Max, both, lost to Felix Fan.   Sam losing,  0-6, 3-6, in the second round and Max losing, 2-6, 0-6, in the plate for the third place.

Photo 3: Girls' 16, from left to right:  Madison Shoemaker, Jenny Gjine, Alejandra Enderica, Yumi Karlshoej and Maria-Luiza Robu.  Madison beat Alejandra, in the semis and Harjit Gosal in the final to win the title. Madison has just returned from Northern California where she went to school for a short period of time.

Photo 4: Boys' 14, from left to right:  Tejas Phaterpekar, Evan Mcnicol, Daniel Raw. Jeffrey Ho.   Daniel beat Jeffrey 6-1, 6-1 to win the title and Tejas beat Evan 7-5, 6-3  for the third place.

Photo 5: Runjia Gan serves to Arisha Ladhani in the Girls' 14 final.   Runjia  lost 2-6, 4-6.  She plays all her strokes with her forehand. She switches her racquet from the left hand to the right hand. She also serves with both her left and right hand.

Photo 6: Meet Regie, a professional fitness trainer.  Many top players in the tournament owe their fitness to this man.  Go Regie, go!

Photo 7: Justin Guay, left, and Alex Gravina.  Justin lost to Nick Tchernikov, the eventual winner of  The Boys' 18, in the semis, 7-5, 5-7, 6-3, but  won third place by beating Jesse Schneider, 5-7, 6-2, 6-2.   Alex is an assistant pro at the Hollyburn Country Club.

Photo 8: Ten-year-old Neel Phaterpekar (currently ranked 11th) doesn't think the ranking system is fair to him . Neel landed in sixth place in the tournament. Many players, including Sam Gouneili (currently the 25th) share his views about the new system.   Sam (right in the photo) beat Shant Mardikian, the ninth ranked, in the first round of the Boys' 12.

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Meagan Barber beat Carlina Jow, 6-1, 6-0 to win the Girls' 18.

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